The average last freeze date, where the minimum temperature is 32°F or less is in March, but it has occurred as early as February and as late as April. Per a request from our agricultural partners, our frost freeze program will begin March 1 2013.
Frost and Freeze Products
Freeze Watch: A 50% or greater chance of minimum temperatures at or below 32°F during the growing season - issued up to 48 hours in advance.
Frost Advisory: An 80% or greater chance of a significant frost with minimum temperatures of 33°F - 36°F - issued up to 24 hours in advance.
Freeze Warning: An 80% or greater chance of minimum temperatures at or below 32°F during the growing season - issued up to 24 hours in advance.
|Earliest Occurrence||Latest Occurrence||Average|
|Athens||February 27, 1991 and 1918||April 21, 1953||March 26|
|Atlanta||February 5, 1880||April 25, 1910||March 23|
|Columbus||February 7, 2000||April 21, 1953||March 15|
|Macon||February 6, 1918||April 20, 1983||March 16|